Workshop - Cyanotype & Bookbinding
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop - Cyanotype & Bookbinding

In this collaborative workshop, photographer Kit Martin and Bookbinder Cass Barron (https://www.facebook.com/BookbindingwithCass), will introduce the cyanotype process and guide you in creating a range of prints onto paper and fabric, before binding a selection into a number of unique and usable books. 

Cyanotype is a cameraless photographic technique that produces a vibrant blue and white image when exposed to uv light. Kit will share her extensive knowledge of cyanotype from the basics of mixing the chemicals and coating the solution, to preparing fabric and paper for printing. There will be examples to give an idea of how things turn out and plenty of materials for you to use to create your prints.

It is worth noting that the time it takes to develop the cyanotypes will depend on the strength of the sun, but we will have a UV light box to hand just in case!

Cass will then take you through the process of transforming some of your paper prints into an artistic accordion fold matchbox book. You will also create a hand-bound hardback sketchbook, using your cyanotype fabric to cover the book boards, before adding a leather spine and decorative stitch.

You will leave this workshop with a working understanding of the cyanotype process, two finished books and a selection of prints that can be used on other projects.

All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring some items to make prints with e.g. plants, feathers, lace (flat things that can be squashed under glass). If you would like to bring a negative to use, please contact Kit
beforehand for advice about printing and size (hello@kitmartinphoto.co.uk). An apron is also recommended, to avoid blue stains from the chemicals. 

EVENTBRITE TO BOOK:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyanotype-bookbinding-workshop-tickets-63866369029


There is a free to use carpark at Forgan Arts Centre and the venue is 5 minutes walk from the 99 bus stop, just by Forgan Roundabout.

Beginners are welcome and if you have any questions prior to the class, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please note: this venue is not fully accessible, there is no ramp for wheelchair/powerchair access and no disabled toilet. There are a few steps up to the front door. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

**Spaces on this class are limited and there will be no refunds or transfers once a booking has been made, unless your place can be filled from a waiting list, in which case the full fee will be refunded. If the workshop is cancelled for any reason, you will be offered either a cash refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event.**

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Workshop - Cyanotype on fabric
Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop - Cyanotype on fabric

Following last year’s very successful workshop, we are delighted to welcome back Kit Martin for another day of cyanotype. This is a full day workshop introducing you to the cyanotype process and provides an opportunity to experiment with printing onto fabric and paper. It is suitable for textile designers, painters, photographers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. Beginners are welcome, but you will also benefit if you are looking for a refresher in this fascinating process.

Although the emphasis for the day is on fabric, you will, once you have coated some fabric with cyanotype chemicals, make prints on paper too. This will be a day of experimentation: once you have learnt the basics of mixing chemicals and coating things with them, you will be able to work at your own pace. There will be examples and books for ideas. The number of prints you will make will depend in part on the strength of the sun!

No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring bits of fabric (natural only and washed), and/or some items to make prints with. e.g. plants, feathers, lace or other items that can be squashed under glass. An apron is recommended, to avoid blue stains from the chemicals. You will be working outdoors for some of the time.

With a degree in Biological Imaging and a background in medical and forensic photography, Kit Martin is interested in where art and science crossover and the beauty and fragility of the natural world. She is currently working with historical photographic processes, primarily cyanotype, argyrotype, lumens, photograms and pinhole, as well as digital photography.

She enjoys working with Museum collections and has collaborated with Bell Pettigrew Museum and MUSA in St Andrews, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Dundee Heritage Trust Museums. She is a member of Dundee Print Studio and PrintRoom Dundee. See examples of her lovely work here.

Cost £50, including some materials.

To book, visit Eventbrite. 



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Workshop - Introduction to Pinhole Photography
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop - Introduction to Pinhole Photography

To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras. Back to basics workshop where you will experiment with pinhole cameras made from whisky tubes and card. We all spend so much time staring at screens and consuming digital images, for this workshop we will be slowing right down. We will learn about the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a darkroom. No experience is necessary. All materials provided, but if you have a cardboard whisky tube box with lid, bring it! We will be working outdoors for some of the time. With artist Kit Martin.

2 sessions: £9 per person

10am - 12.30pm

1.30pm - 4pm

To book:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/special-events-for-families-tickets-56914631194

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Workshop - Cyanotype on fabric
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop - Cyanotype on fabric

To celebrate National Nature Photography Day today join us for an introduction to the cyanotype process. This will be a day of experimentation; once you have learnt the basics of mixing chemicals and coating fabric & paper, you will be able to work at your own pace. The number of prints we will make will depend in part on the strength of the sun! No experience is necessary. All materials provided, but you might want to bring some natural fabrics and/or some items to make prints with e.g. plants, feathers, lace (flat things that can be squashed under glass). An apron is recommended, to avoid blue stains from the chemicals. We will be working outdoors for some of the time. With artist Kit Martin. We provide tea/coffee and cake in our adult workshops. Please bring a packed lunch.

£30

To book…https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/cyanotypes-fabrics-and-paper

Sorry, this is SOLD OUT

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

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Workshop - Cyanotype Fabric Printing
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop - Cyanotype Fabric Printing

Kit Martin will lead this experimental class where you'll learn how to coat fabrics and use the UV exposure unit to transfer images onto them. All materials will be provided but you might want to bring bits of fabric and/or some items to make prints with. 

01 June 2019

  • 11:00 - 17:00

  • £45 (£35)

  • Print Studio

To book: Sorry, SOLD OUT.

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 Workshop - Cyanotype & Bookbinding
May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop - Cyanotype & Bookbinding

In this collaborative workshop, Artist Kit Martin and Bookbinder Cass Barron, will introduce the cyanotype process and guide you in creating a range of prints onto paper and fabric, before binding a selection into a number of unique and usable books.

Cyanotype is a cameraless photographic technique that produces a vibrant blue and white image when exposed to uv light. Kit will share her extensive knowledge of cyanotype from the basics of mixing the chemicals and coating the solution, to preparing fabric and paper for printing. There will be examples to give an idea of how things turn out and plenty of materials for you to use to create your prints.

There will also be the opportunity to forage botanical specimins from the wild garden at Granton:hub to use in your prints. It is worth noting that the time it takes to develop the cyanotypes will depend on the strength of the sun, but we will have a UV light box to hand just in case!

Cass will then take you through the process of transforming some of your paper prints into an artistic accordion fold matchbox book. You will also create a hand-bound hardback sketchbook, using your cyanotype fabric to cover the book boards, before adding a leather spine and decorative stitch.

You will leave this workshop with a working understanding of the cyanotype process, two finished books and a selection of prints that can be used on other projects.

All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring some items to make prints with e.g. plants, feathers, lace (flat things that can be squashed under glass). If you would like to bring a negative to use, please contact Kit
beforehand for advice about printing and size (hello@kitmartinphoto.co.uk). An apron is also recommended, to avoid blue stains from the chemicals.

by Bookbinding with Cass / Kit Martin

£73.95

To book a place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyanotype-bookbinding-workshop-tickets-56404889543

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Workshop - Cyanotype / FRAY
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop - Cyanotype / FRAY

An artist-led workshop by Kit Martin in conjunction with FRAY, the current temporary exhibition at Verdant Works.

At this 2 hour workshop you will create amazing prussian blue images as you are introduced to the historical cyanotype process and print onto different types of paper, including paper made with jute.

All materials provided, but if you want to, bring some flat items to print with (wildflowers, negatives, feathers..).

We will be working inside and outside so please dress appropriately. Verdant Works can get a wee bit chilly so think layers!


Age 14+; £10

BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fray-cyanotype-workshop-tickets-59837587836?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For further information:

e. audiences@dundeeheritage.co.uk I t. 01382 309065

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FRAY
Apr
6
to Jun 30

FRAY

With a background in medical and police photography, Kit Martin takes a forensic look at pollinators and wildflowers using digital and historical photographic processes. This exhibition looks closely with admiration at some of our essential yet diminishing pollinators and the wildflowers on which they feed and by chance, pollinate. Most of the specimens involved are from museum natural history collections.

Printing on fabric and paper, and making use of jute and linen, it includes hand printed cyanotype on textiles, digitally printed textiles, digital photographs on paper and lightbox and hand printed cyanotypes on jute paper.

‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Sir David Attenborough

Thanks to :

National Museum of Scotland Collections Unit

Bell Pettigrew Museum

University of Dundee Museums

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Everything I Ever Learnt - Shutterhub group exhibition
Mar
28
to May 3

Everything I Ever Learnt - Shutterhub group exhibition

Almost 100 photographers have come together to show the world through their eyes in this Shutter Hub and Art at the ARB exhibition at the University of Cambridge.

 

That image reminds me of something. It ignites a small flame that lights my way through the filing system of my mind. It brings me eventually to the hint of a memory, and that memory guides my interpretation of the image, influences my reaction, connects my thoughts and feelings, and threads them together, binding them into a new collection, to be drawn upon the next time something familiar arises.

Everything I have seen, felt, remembered, everything, influences and informs every thought I will ever have.

Everything I Ever Learnt

28 March – 3 May 2019; Private View on Thursday 4 April

Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Opening times: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

 

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Workshop - Cyanotype Fabric Printing
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop - Cyanotype Fabric Printing

Kit Martin will lead this experimental class where you'll learn how to coat fabrics and use the UV exposure unit to transfer images onto them. All materials will be provided but you might want to bring bits of fabric and/or some items to make prints with. 

To book go to https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/book/56552?i=362265&spektrix_bounce=true



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Workshop - Fold your own Pinhole Camera
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop - Fold your own Pinhole Camera

This is a back to basics workshop where you will construct your own cardboard camera then take photographs with it. learn the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black-and-white prints in a darkroom. No experience necessary. All materials provided. We will be working inside and outside, so be sure to dress warmly! 

 

To book contact DCA

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Workshop - St Andrews Photography Festival
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Workshop - St Andrews Photography Festival

A FREE workshop for 13-19 year olds.

Spooky Shadow Catching

Flick on a lantern and explore the pickled creatures, specimens and skeletons at the Bell Pettigrew Museum after dark. Then use your phone and its torch to create spooky photos you can share with your friends!

You will need - A mobile phone with camera and torch

To book a place: Contact Museum Collections, Tel. 01334 461660 / Email. museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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Lightwave
Aug
31
to Sep 28

Lightwave

  • Scottish Fisheries Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An exhibition of original cyanotype and argyrotype prints made at the shoreline in and around St Monans. Using the waves to make the prints as well as seaweed and other littoral objects.

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Red Light
May
2
to Jun 29

Red Light

Ectoprocta colony.jpg

I have 5 cyanotypes in this exciting exhibition that is part of CONTACT photography Festival:

Highlighting over 300 pieces of traditional darkroom and experimental photography this exhibition shines a light on the richness of techniques and creative opportunities offered by manual photographic development. Photographers from across the globe are assembled in this large-scale salon installation, featuring pinhole, tintype, glass plate, cyanotype, lithography, gum over platinum, photograms, selenium, tri-colour, and gelatine silver.

The root of photography dates back to early antiquity. The word ‘photography’ comes from Greek ‘drawing with light’. In a world saturated with social media and a constant flood of digital images, darkroom photography is experiencing a renaissance. While purists have always believed in the preeminence of analogue photography, renewed mainstream appreciation for images from the pre-digital era signals an exciting new chapter in contemporary photographic practices.

In the words of Ansel Adams, “the negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score and the print the performance.” The mediation of the artists’ hand gives photographs their unique expressive power. The alchemy and magic of the darkroom allows artists the freedom to experiment and transform images into a true artistic masterpiece. While technology can mimic the end result of these processes, it can never fully recreate the energy, artistic depth, and tangible quality of manual photographic development.

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Bones
Mar
17
to Jun 23

Bones

  • Perth Museum and Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

‘Bones’ is an exploration into the composition and complexity of bones and skeletons of creatures. This will be a fascinating interpretation of the articulation of bones, how they provide the structure and supporting frame to the living creatures that they once belonged. Enjoy the creative works from the inspiration they give to artists, sculptors and photographers. This beautiful exhibition is FREE.

I have 17 cyanotypes in this exhibition, all illustrating skeletons of one form or another. Some are from Perth Museum stores and are either zoology specimens or beautiful glass lantern slides (digitised). Others are from Bell Pettigrew Museum, St Andrews University.

 

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Workshop - Introduction to Pinhole Photography
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop - Introduction to Pinhole Photography

I'm delighted to be running a full day workshop at Off The Rails, Ladybank:

This is another of our ‘how to’ workshops. It will allow you to explore first principles of photography and learn how to make stunning images using the simplest of equipment.

We all spend so much time staring at screens and consuming digital images. For this workshop you will be slowing right down, beginning with making your own camera. You will learn about the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a darkroom. It will be a fast-paced but fun day and you will learn a lot in a short time.

No experience is necessary and the workshop is suitable for anyone aged from 13 years on. It will be particularly good for anyone who works with young people as the skills are easily transferred. All materials are provided. We will be working outdoors for some of the time.

Cost £45, including all materials

Contact Off The Rails Arthouse to book

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Workshop - Fold your own pinhole camera
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop - Fold your own pinhole camera

I am very pleased to be running this back to basics workshop at Dundee's DCA.

You will construct your own cardboard camera then take photographs with it. Learn the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black-and-white prints in a darkroom.

No experience necessary.

All materials provided.

We will be working inside and outside, so be sure to dress warmly! 

£30

To Book (through DCA) click here

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Analogue Dreams
Jan
10
to Feb 3

Analogue Dreams

Opening night is Wednesday 10th Jan, 6-8pm

A glorious mix of Wet Plate Collodian, Bromoil, Lith, Mordencage, cyanotype and chemigrams.

For more info go to https/wwwfacebookcom/analogue-dreams-133249833849520

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